Extending south from California, the Baja Peninsula is also known as Baja California and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés. The Transpeninsular Highway (Highway 1) extends all the way south from Tijuana through Baja Norte (known for its vineyards and fishing towns) to the peninsula’s tip at Baja Sur, home of Los Cabos. Los Cabos is the star of Baja, made up of two towns: Cabo San Lucas (packed with tourist shops and theme bars). Twenty miles away is San José del Cabo, a sleepy colonial town that’s fast being transformed into an art hub. A highway between the two towns is lined with high-end resorts and golf courses.
There are direct flights to Los Cabos from most major U.S. cities.
Mexico traces its roots back to Mayan and Aztec civilizations and has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than anywhere in the Americas. Even the country’s traditional cuisine has UNESCO World Heritage status.
Baja is a land of extremes — desert and mountains and a turquoise-blue coast. Whether it’s sport fishing or surfing you’re after, Baja is made for outdoor adventure.
Mexico is one of the world’s top-five most bio-diverse countries, with almost 3,000 native bird and animal species and 30,000 indigenous plant species.
Fishing, surfing, diving, golfing, eating, lounging at a glamorous hotel — whatever you want, you’ll find it in Baja.
No matter which part of the Baja Peninsula you’re visiting, you’ll want to have a car to get out and explore.